Great phone for the price. Whenever i play music on my Asha 501 it reminds me of the sound of N73. Camera is better and screen quality is very nice. Battery backup is amazing. The UI is fun to use and it reminds me of MeeGo. The best thing about this phone is that it doesn't lag. I'd say this is a better than those entry level Android phones which lags a lot. This RAM is low but there's no problem with it. It's enough for Asha OS. The default browser is amazing as it compresses 50% of my data. Really a nice and simple phone. Using since two weeks i am very happy with it. Hats off to Nokia and Asha team.
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Well, altogether it's pretty much like my Prestigio. Dual-sim, complimentary 4GB SD card, not-so-much internal memory, average camera, wi-fi, built-in file manager etc.
The biggest difference is Android Gingerbread and battery longevity.
On the minor part, I think it's overall okay phone for people without much need to be overly awesome. It's simple enough, powerful enough, handles two sim, has enough of extra memory, sports a variety of socializing options and isn't too expensive.
Of course, it cannot be compared to Android but spec-wise there're enough similarities and while I'd go for this phone as well I still like my Prestigio a tiny bit better, mostly because of chokeful more internal memory and Android (which still is better than Asha OS)
Anna, 06 Aug 2013Nokia Asha series is one of the biggest s.h.i.t I've seen in my life by a company that was sup... moreTo hell you should go if you're comparing Belle with Asha. Look at the Price you pay man! 501 is just for Rs. 4500 :/
Not Android. Low internal/RAM. smartphone? hmm not really its more like a javaphone
The specs is not wow, but it's quite interesting. Nokia should added a preloaded document viewer in the upcoming Asha
its best but not have a good software installed in this mobile. I would be like to puchase samsung mobiles.
Anna, 06 Aug 2013Nokia Asha series is one of the biggest s.h.i.t I've seen in my life by a company that was sup... moreyes u r rite, nokia discontinue e,n,c,x express music,classic and so on. and they are coming with these kind of crap asha 501, which has not even main wallpaper screen. no flash light, no notification light. i mean nothing new like we had in e or classic series. and i hate lumia. rest in peace nokia. u dont need any enemy if u have stephen elop.
Anna, 06 Aug 2013Nokia Asha series is one of the biggest s.h.i.t I've seen in my life by a company that was sup... moreHi,dear,Ana.I agree with you in some parts that you are not angry!Though your wrath shows you care and very sensitive about having good Nokia that is good if nokia cares too!!!?So does everybody else!?But please also don,t forget that this is a just low-end range phone with premium features,performance,and design made for the absolute majority of people in low-range markets not mid-range or high-ends !!!?I used to have 6681 and 5800,and now asha 202 and some other phones!But nothing can be 6681 the old champion anymore!I wish you the patience and the best for all+gsm!I wish the return of nokia to the best days with the better management!!!?Good luck!
it is good phone but not the best apps installed............................!!!!!!!!!!!!
shweta, 05 Aug 2013I want watsapp :s Nokia has a deal with WhatsApp.inc so they will release app for 501, and 501 loads on pretty new operating system ,so worth waiting
No ringtone maker
no call recoding
no nokia music
no notification light for misscal & sms
Nokia Asha series is one of the biggest s.h.i.t I've seen in my life by a company that was supposed important as Nokia. With Nokia Belle OS had taken a leap of very good quality but Nokia itself has been responsible for killing this operating system and all their phones like N8, C7, 808, 700, 701, etc.. Instead, try for an operating system loser like Windows Phone and we sold this massive s.h.i.t that are the Asha series, which compared with Nokia Belle is the worst thing ever made it. I really do not understand anything of what thinks the a.s.s.h.o.l.e Stephen Elop. He is the worst enemy you can have Nokia for this company ends up in bankruptcy soon.